New Delhi, Oct 26: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will hold talks with his US counterpart Mark Esper, while External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar will hold a bilateral with Secretary Mike Pompeo in the national capital.
While Rajnath’s meeting has been fixed for 3.15 pm, Jaishankar will meet with Pompeo at 7 pm. The two dignitaries would then be hosted for a dinner by Rajnath Singh. On Tuesday both the US leaders would visit the war memorial and lay wreaths in honour of the soldiers.
New Delhi, Oct 21: India and the United States will hold their 2+2 ministerial meeting in New Delhi next week, the US has said.
This would be the third meeting in this format. US state secretary Mike Pompeo and defence chief, Mike Esper will travel to New Delhi for a day long in person meetings with their Indian counterparts S Jaishankar and Rajnath Singh.
New Delhi, Oct 19: Foreign Minister S Jaishankar has said that it is not India’s position that we should solve the boundary question. We understand that it is a very complicated and difficult issue.
There have been many negotiations at different levels. That is a very high bar for a relationship. I am talking about a much more basic bar which is that there must be peace and tranquility along the LAC in the border areas and that has been the case since the late 1980s, Jaishankar told Indian ambassador to China, Gautam Bambwale at an online event.
New Delhi, Oct 06: India remains committed to upholding rules based international order, underpinned by the rule of law, External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar said during the opening remarks at the QUAD Ministerial meeting at Tokyo, Japan.
Our objective remains advancing the security and economic interests of all countries having legitimate and vital interests in the region. It is a mater of satisfaction that the Indo-Pacific concept has gained increasingly wider acceptance. The Indo-Pacific Ocean’s initiative that we tabled at the East Asia Summit last year is a development with considerable promise that context, Jaishankar also said.
New Delhi, Sep 11: During the foreign minister level talks, India conveyed strongly to China that the bi-lateral agreements had been disregarded.
China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi emphasised on the need for bilateral ties to continue. External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar made it clear that while bilateral ties are important, its effect could only be seen if the borders are quiet. He said that the positive bilateral ties in the past two decades were due to peace on the border.
New Delhi, Sep 09: The hotlines are working full time a day ahead of a likely meeting between External Affairs Minster, S Jaishankar with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi at Moscow.
Diplomats on both sides are talking after Monday’s incident in which the Chinese PLA fired shots, a first in 45 years. Both sides are talking to dial down the tensions and a meeting of the Special Representatives is also likely this week.
New Delhi, Sep 08: With no signs of de-escalation along the Line of Actual Control, all eyes would be on the meeting of External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi.
The two leaders would meet on the sideline of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. (SCO) on September 10. It may be recalled that Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had met his counterpart General Wei Fenghe on the same platform on September 5.
New Delhi, Sep 06: New Delhi will watch for the next steps taken by Beijing amidst the tense standoff. While Beijing says that the responsibility is entirely with Delhi, India maintains that China has violated all pacts and this has led to the face-off along the Line of Actual Control.